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Mari Vanna

#1,377 of 17,958 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
+44 20 7225 3122
08:00 - 01:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like a person who was grow on the russian cuisine I can say easily : It worth a visit . Even when you so familiar with the flavors you can be surprised how tasty it can be ... they place disegn with a lot of vintage items and the atmosphere help to the place to fill authentic! Even the smell... More 

Thank LevinAvi
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great experience and truly authentic Russian food. The atmosphere is unique and slightly quirky, being over the top "Russian Granny" done in good fun. Filled with mostly Russians the night I was there, which is a testament to the authenticity for the food. I would have given an Excellent rating except for the fact it is a bit too... More 

1 Thank Edward L
Canvey Island
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 433rd wedding anniversary at The Mari Vanna Easter Saturday and found it a most interesting restaurant with many artefacts, pictures, newspaper cuttings and other memorabilia..all Russian of course. We both skipped the starter and went for the Salmon steak which was accompanied by a mushroom stuffed puff pastry pie with roast vegetables. Very nicely... More 

1 Thank spassspass
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173 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the success of Mari Vanna in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York the owner decided to open a location in London (Knightsbridge). The location itself is already worth the visit. Kitschy objects like a typical Russian house, with bookshelves, dolls, bears, photos of Russian leaders, you will travel for one night in the old soviet union.e. The restaurant proposes... More 

Thank Andrea D
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretentious, expensive, disdainful service. Probably suitable for New Russians. There is better Russian food elsewhere in London.

Thank cottagegrove
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every visit here has been a pleasure. This was the first time trying the set lunch menu due to the time of day we happened to visit. It was more limited but still offered some fantastic food & at very good value. As always, the staff are attentive, bringing us our bill after we'd finished promptly and topped wine up... More 

1 Thank Michael B
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pumpkin soup was really a surprising treat for me. Perfect for a chilly day in London. Wholesome and a perfect meal by itself. I had a taste of my daughter's dumpling (very similar to our Chinese dumpling) and again, was delicious, my tasting one piece ended with me having at least 5 pieces. Yes, the portion was generous. My... More 

1 Thank Loon54
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There were no slot available for lunch on a moment notice, and so, we decided to try the breakfast. The place looks grand, but at the same time, cosy and warm. Typical Russian fare is on offer: semolina porridge, bliny, eggs, omelettes, and Russian cheese pancakes. We opted for the omelette and cheese pancakes. The service was fast, and the... More 

1 Thank nesTravel2003
Harrow, London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were dining at Mari Vanna together for the second time - another special occasion - and we were looking for vegetarian food this time - the menu had a special vegetarian menu for lent, attached to the front of the main menu - sort of like the specials - so feeling optimistic, we ordered vegetable soup as a starter... More 

3 Thank johnp_harrow
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I had an wonderful diner last night with my russian friend. We share many dishes to taste several things. As she is russian, she decided which one to try. It s a typical interior and take a look into the toilet..... :) Book and enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7225 3122
Russian restaurant for any time, where one can meet friends, eat at leisure and feel at home. Welcome!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Knightsbridge

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When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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